Improving Local Governments’ Capacities to Raise Revenue Could Boost Global Development Efforts

Improving subnational resource mobilization will require building on international and local evidence and adapting to changing needs, realities, and opportunities.

Countering COVID-19 in Kenyan Counties by Assessing Health Care Capabilities and Population Risks

With county-level data, the national government can flatten the curve and better allocate limited resources in line with individual counties' circumstances.

How Developing Countries Can Manage the COVID-19 Economic Impact

Sharpening awareness of structural vulnerabilities and weaknesses may build consensus and galvanize action on needed reforms and investments to accelerate recovery and support longer-term development.

Why Are Women Opting Out of India’s Growing Economy?

Women’s labor force participation in India has decreased from 33 percent in 2005 to 24 percent in 2019.

Kenya’s Optimistic Revenue Forecasts Are Causing Problems, but Better Tools Can Help

Kenya’s National Treasury has a track record of significantly overestimating revenues in the national budget.

Creative Financing Could Help Cities Like Portland, Maine, Integrate Asylum Seekers and Tackle Other Challenges

Several hundred asylum seekers—most fleeing violence in Central Africa—arrived in Portland, Maine over the summer.

How Can We Minimize the Disruption of Political Transition in Developing Countries?

Kenya's disputed 2017 elections created long periods of uncertainty across Kenya’s national and local government.

Is there a right way to accommodate rapid urban growth in developing countries?

Should cities in developing countries fix what they already have or start fresh?

Greater transparency is still possible for single-party democracies in Africa

Achieving transparency is a formidable challenge in some sub-Saharan African countries, a third of which have been ruled by a single party for several decades.